Top Internet phrases of the year 2012 in China

| January 30th, 2013

In December, Modern Express (现代快报) published a list of the top internet words and phrases of the year 2012. Some of the most interesting are summarized below:

搬砖 (ban1 zhuan1) – “to move bricks”, describes the kind of jobs that working class and lower class people tend to do

This year, the phrase 吊丝 (diao4 si1) has come to be used as a self-deprecating term for the average poor young person in contrast to the “tall, rich, and handsome”高富帅 (gao1 fu4 shuai4). […]Read more…

Thousands married on 2013.1.4, a date homophonic as “love you for a lifetime” in Chinese

| January 11th, 2013

From QQ:

Jan 4th, the couples waiting in the Beijing Haidian District marriage registration office

The first working day of 2013, the first summit of registration for marriage has come to Beijing. Journalist learned from Civil Affair Department in Beijing yesterday, that more than 7,000 couples have made appointments to register for marriage on Jan 4th, 2013. And the actual registration number will very likely to be over 10,000.

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10 most popular Internet phrases in China in 2012

| January 6th, 2013

Happy new year everyone! the following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.

These are the current top 10 internet phrases in China: 屌丝 Diaosi, 元芳你怎么看 Yuan Fang, what do you think, 杜甫很忙 Du Fu Hen Mang, 高富帅,白富美 Gao Fu Shuai, Bai Fu Mei, 矮矬穷 Ai Cuo Qiong, 你幸福吗 Ni Xing Fu Ma, 躺着也中枪 Tang Zhe Ye Zhong Qiang, 给跪了 Gei Guil Le, 碉堡了 Diao Bao Le, 查水表 Cha Shui Biao.

1. 屌丝 Diaosi

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A typical Diao Si

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Traffic police lined up waiting under the hot sun for leader to wipe their sweat

| August 11th, 2010

August 10, 2010, a well-known Chinese blogger Zhang Hongfeng wrote a blog post titled “Wiping Sweat Gate: traffic police lined up under the hot sun for half an hour waiting for political commissar to wipe their sweat”, the article spread on the internet like a wild fire right after it was posted, in less than one day there were over 1,600 posts about “wiping sweat gate” on Sina micro-blog alone, and with over 500 comments. Most people on the internet […]Read more…

Brother Future predicts World Cup final results, causes sensation in China

| July 9th, 2010

 

(picture form Tianya)

The World Cup this year created many psychics around the world making unbelievable correct predictions. If you think Germany’s ‘Octopus oracle’ is magical, China also had a faceless ‘superior being” that caused a sensation on the Internet with his predictions. Netizens calls him “Brother Future” or “King Future”.

On June 13, 12:04 pm, two days before the 2010 South Africa World Cup, a Baidu user named “X from the future” (X来自未来) posted this post titled “From the near future, […]Read more…

Brother Blanket becomes popular on the Internet

| June 17th, 2010

If you surf Chinese websites long enough you will probably notice how things or people become popular on the Chinese Internet can be a bit strange and unpredictable. This recent viral photo has just made “Brother Blanket” the latest Internet meme in China.

(From Netease) A graduating senior at Hunan Agricultural University unconventionally wrote these words “Brother is leaving” on his blanket and hang it on his dorm room balcony. The downstairs balcony then “replied” with “Ding upstairs”. (A […]Read more…

Year 2015…

| March 26th, 2010

“Year 2015…” is the latest trend on the Internet among the Chinese Netizens.  It is a game of building a sequence (接龙) started by @Songshinan (宋石男), to imagine what will it be like in the year of 2015.  Short messages are written by netizens with the “year 2015” and to share their humors, sarcasms and visions with everyone.  On Twitter, just search for #2015 and you will see.   “2015” also became the top searched keyword these days.

The following are […]Read more…

China Internet Phenomenon, “Jia Junpeng (贾君鹏), your mom tells you to go home to eat”

| July 17th, 2009

Jia Junpeng became instantly famous because of a phrase on the internet. July 16 2009 someone wrote a post on Baidu WoW (World of War craft) forum with the title “Jia Junpeng, your mom tells you to go home to eat” Up to 9 pm the next day it already had 243,000 replies and 6 million clicks.

The poster has the IP address of “222.94.255.*”. The content of the post only has 2 letters “rt” is the abbreviation for “see title” […]Read more…